Bluefinger

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  • Summary: After touring with the Pixies, Black Francis (aka Frank Black) returns to solo work on his latest album.
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. The Pixies' alter ego alludes to Brood either candidly or implicitly in all 11 songs, veering far from the Nashville-and-Memphis tones of the last two Black albums for a return trip to his raucous roots.
  2. Add an ability to string lyrical and musical narratives together to create a complete whole and Bluefinger should serve as yet another highlight in an already stellar body of work.
  3. Mojo
    80
    Bluefinger marks an artistic rebirth for the king of quiet/loud. [Sep 2007, p.110]
  4. Black Francis' ability to explore familiar themes in a spastic, unfettered manner continues to remind us that uniqueness is not simply skin deep.
  5. Bluefinger is, then, a simple, accessible and enjoyable album of rock and blues by a formidable artist rediscovering his scream while maintaining his cultured songwriting abilities.
  6. Bluefinger is the best overall solo record Black has released in a long time, but it's still only good, not great.
  7. Q Magazine
    60
    'Treshold Apprehension' features his best screaming since the Pixies' heyday, while 'Test Pilot Blues' and 'Your Mouth Into Mine' capture his imagination at its padded-cell best. [Oct 2007, p.94]

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  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
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  1. bb
    Nov 5, 2007
    10
    An excellent album that grows and grows upon the listener.
  2. Nimrod'sSon
    Sep 17, 2007
    10
    Charles sound loose and revitalized on Bluefinger. I love the rough and ready feel of the music. The man is unbelievably prolific. The depth Charles sound loose and revitalized on Bluefinger. I love the rough and ready feel of the music. The man is unbelievably prolific. The depth and breadth of the music he has produced over the years is stunning. This latest is another gem to behold. Expand
  3. rockk.
    Sep 12, 2007
    10
    good fun, and consistent!
  4. JohnLaird
    Oct 9, 2007
    10
    Insanley good rock album...best solo work by Frank Black to date! Getit!!
  5. RandallR.
    Sep 15, 2007
    9
    Awesome record! this is the album the pixies should have made before they split the 1st time.
  6. Jul 11, 2011
    9
    Yet another solid effort from Black Francis (Frank Black) whatever he decides to call himself this album lol. Threshold Apprehension, Lolita,Yet another solid effort from Black Francis (Frank Black) whatever he decides to call himself this album lol. Threshold Apprehension, Lolita, and She took all the money are worth the purchase and that is just the start. Not one of the greatest records but pretty darn good! Expand
  7. BrandonS.
    Sep 20, 2007
    7
    Let's not kid ourselves: it's not an instant classic. But it is darn good. Frank Black's career had really stalled, and this Let's not kid ourselves: it's not an instant classic. But it is darn good. Frank Black's career had really stalled, and this may be the album that marks his return to top form. Expand

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